The Fifth Trimester is a book and a movement to help parents and businesses improve workplace culture, one new mom at a time.

(click cover for a closer look at this mother of all to-do lists!)

(click cover for a closer look at this mother of all to-do lists!)

Praise for the book...

"Brody makes clear: You're not alone, you're not crazy, and she's got your back." —Brigid Schulte, best-selling author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, and director of the Better Life Lab at New America

"This is not a book you should read—it's a book you MUST read if you are returning to work after the birth of a child."—Lois P. Frankel, PhD, best-selling author of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office

"Brody writes nimbly and wisely about the struggles and triumphs of returning to work after baby...Working moms will find a wealth of ideas." —Publishers Weekly

"With humor and a raw sense of honesty...this book made me realize that although things will never be the same again, I'll figure it out and come out of it better than before. I literally read it like a college textbook, highlights and all, and have been referencing it ever since my daughter was born. Seriously, every new working mom NEEDS this book!"—Stacey, NYC

"You feel like you are sitting with your best friend getting advice. From salary negotiation to lip gloss, she covers it all—without ever feeling judgmental or preachy."—Elizabeth, Philadelphia

Press highlights

Good Morning America segment


Good Morning Texas interview

video feature

@thefifthtrimester on Instagram
(Events, books, babies, commiseration, you know...)

From the blog

Because the transition back to work should feel like this...


                     ...NOT like this!

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